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So I’m not a big fan of Saturday Night Live. So it’s no surprise that I never know who is hosting at what time. But if I would have known that Tina Fey was hosting SNL this past Saturday, I might have tuned in…if I wasn’t at an amazing concert. I personally think that SNL started going majorly downhill (it was already going downhill from the previous seasons) when Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon left the show. So I probably would have tuned in if I could have if I knew that Tina Fey was hosting.
But then I caught this clip of “Women’s News” from the Weekend Update that Tina Fey did. Oh Tina Fey. I sometimes I have such high hopes for you, but then you go and do things like this:
So, I didn’t want to add to the mess that is the Sandra Bullock/Jesse James scandal. It’s been beaten with a stick and yet we are still talking about it. And then Tina Fey had to go an add to it. For those who didn’t feel like watching the clip, Tina Fey basically blamed Michelle “Bombshell” McGee (and all mistresses basically) for Jesse James (and men in general) cheating. Because everyone knows that the men wouldn’t cheat if it wasn’t for those horrible women that lure them away. It’s not the man’s fault at all. I expected better from you Tina Fey.
Oh, and don’t forget how she made the judgments based on McGee’s tattoos. I, personally, don’t really like the whole body tattoo look, but that doesn’t mean that the people that have those tattoos are horrible people.
I know that the media in general have been blaming and slut-shaming McGee for this whole situation (even though it has come out that Jesse James had numerous affairs). But I was just shocked to see Tina Fey join in just to get a laugh. I’m very disappointed in you, Tina.
The other day I posted this picture on my tumblr which I found on Post Secret this week with the question: do you think having your husband/partner/significant other(s) take out the garbage is unfeminist?
All of the answers that I got were of the “hell no” variety.
What I found interesting about this “secret” is that the sender felt it necessary to qualify the statement with “I’m definitely a feminist” as if having your husband take out the garbage would make this person not a feminist.
This got me thinking about why having your husband/partner/etc. take out the garbage might possibly be considered unfeminist. Chores are traditionally, stereotypically thought to be the woman’s territory. But stereotypically men take out the garbage and mow the lawn. So this is maybe why this person thought that having her husband take out the garbage was unfeminist…
But I don’t think that it has to be unfeminist, and neither do the people who responded to my question. I think that the important distinction is that it could be unfeminist if someone assumes that the husband will take out the garbage because he is the man and that the wife will do all the other chores around the house because she is a woman. I think that it is important to discuss what is expected of each person in the relationship when it comes to household duties and why each person should be doing those duties. The important thing is the communication about what is expected.
For example, if someone does the cooking, then maybe the other does the dishes. This doesn’t have to be the case, but discussing what is expected of each partner for the household duties is, I think, an important part of a feminist relationship. It shouldn’t just be assumed that one partner is going to do certain chores because that is what is expected of women and men. And it also shouldn’t be expected that one person will do all the chores, household duties should be shared, even if it is on a rotating basis. Taking care of the space that you live in together as a communicating team, I think, is important to building and maintaining a strong relationship.
*I should note that I have never been in a relationship where we have lived together, these observations are more from looking at my parents’ relationship and the experiences of friends and their families.
Oh, Bones. In “The Dentist in the Ditch,” a skeleton is found on a civil war reenactment. It turns out she was a gay dentist who plays football. Why do I word it like this? Because the team, primarily Booth, seemed fascinated by the gay football team and gay men playing football in general. On the side story, Jared, Booth’s brother, is back from his trip to India…with a girlfriend, Rebecca from Greek. Jared wants to propose but Booth thinks it is too soon as they have only been dating a month. Then Booth runs a background check on her and freaks out because he finds out that she used to be an escort. But of course Jared knew this already because they don’t have any secrets.
This episode really bothered me. I thought that the writers were desperately trying to say “it’s okay to be gay” with this story line, but it didn’t really come off that way. There were a bunch of comments, mainly from Brennan, about the fact that gay marriage is illegal not being fair and not making sense. But the fact that they paid soooo much attention to the fact that the victim was gay and based a lot of their investigating on this as well told the audience that being gay isn’t normal, that being gay is a significant factor in an investigation where as they wouldn’t have paid that much attention to the victim’s sexuality if he were straight.
First they thought that the victims hunting ex-boyfriend killed him. Then it was someone on the victims football team murdered the victim because of “lingering glances” in the locker room that would have threatened a straight man’s masculinity. But then they found out the whole football team was gay, so they thought it was someone from a rival football team whose masculinity was threatened. Then they found out about his secret, closeted lover and thought that he killed him. But in the end, his murder had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that they victim was gay. So why did we have to focus so much on the victim being gay? Pretty much no reason other than showing us that being gay isn’t normal and is something that should be considered in a murder investigation.
A lot of this was coming from Booth, but also from Sweets and Hodgins. It’s not too surprising that these reactions to the victim being gay were from the men on the show, especially the “hyper” masculine Booth. Then there was Booth who, upon meeting Jared’s girlfriend Padme complimented her on her English because she looked Indian, had an Indian name, and Jared met her in India. Then she was like “I’m from Virginia” and he felt like a jackass…which he was.
The investigations on Bones are usually what saves it from it’s insensitive self. But then they went and brought the insensitivity into the investigation. All in all, I was pretty disappointed with this episode.
But, favorite line of the night: “yeah, I’m gay and I hunt. Get over it.”
For a different take on the episode, check out meloukhia’s review up at this ain’t livin’.
So I saw Leap Year a week or so ago. I really like Amy Adams and even though the movie looked to be pretty predictable and cheesy (which it was), I thought I would give it a try.
But the whole premise of the movie was all about gender norms. Anna has been dating this jerk cardiac surgeon for four years (I think) and she was expecting him to propose before he went to Dublin on a business trip. But he didn’t. So she decides that she is going to go to Dublin to propose to him. Sounds fine, right? She wants to marry this guy and if he’s not going to ask her, then she’ll ask him. But the only reason that she is doing this is because of an old Irish tradition where a woman can propose to a man on leap day…once every four years.
It’s still pretty standard, even today, for the man to propose to the woman. But it’s not unheard of for a woman to propose to a man. But this movie is telling us that women are not allowed to propose to men except for one day every four years. A man is the only one that can propose marriage because it is the man essentially “buying” the woman with a diamond ring.
And this guy that she wants to propose to really is a jerk. He doesn’t really care about Anna (Amy Adams). He ends up proposing to her when they finally meet up in Dublin, but it turns out that it’s only to get an apartment (the tenant committee only wants married couples living there, apparently).
So it’s really no surprise that Anna falls in love with the guy, Declan, that she hires to drive her to Dublin once she gets to Ireland. A bunch of horrible things happen to them that, of course, bind them together and they end up falling in love and getting engaged at the end of the movie.
As with most “chick flicks,” Leap Year also promoted the idea that a woman cannot live, cannot have a complete life without a man. As Anna is flying to Dublin and they hit some turbulence, she starts freaking out about not wanting to die before she gets engaged. She doesn’t feel her life is complete without that ring on her finger and a husband to call her very own. Even in the end when she realizes that she doesn’t want to marry Jeremy, the jerk cardiac surgeon, she still ends up engaged to Declan because a woman’s life is not complete without a husband.
It is a good thing that she made the decision for herself that she didn’t want to marry Jeremy and didn’t enter into a marriage that she knew she wouldn’t be happy in just because she thought it would be the “right” thing to do. That’s a good thing. But the movie as a whole wasn’t really promoting the idea that women should make their own decisions. Not at all really. Leap Year told us women that men should make all the decisions about the relationship and how fast or slow things should be taken, especially when it comes to marriage.
It was a cute movie, though. And there were definitely some entertaining moments, especially in all the the “trouble” that Anna and Declan got themselves into on their journey to Dublin. And staring at Matthew Goode (Declan) for an hour and a half definitely wasn’t a bad things. I would say that if you enjoy chick flicks and Amy Adams doesn’t annoy you (like I know she does for some people), I would suggest renting it when it comes out on DVD, but I don’t really think it’s completely worth the money to see it in the theaters. Just my suggestion.
For all you conspiracy theorists out there, this was the episode of Bones for you. The episode starting out with mysterious government men taking over the lab insisting that the team work to discover the cause of death of a set of remains which they are not allowed to identify. But of course they try to identify them and come to the conclusion that the remains belong to JFK based on some pretty convincing evidence. The episode was pretty much a deadlock between our team and the government men that took over the lab, with the team constantly trying to find ways around these men.
Using the impacts on the skull, the team comes to the conclusion that there were two shooters. Booth is very upset by this because it would me that the government that he loves so much was a part of a cover up. At the end of the episode, though, Brennan disproves that the remains belong to JFK (at least it’s statistically unlikely). The team decides that it was like a dry run because there were congressional hearings debating whether or not to exhume JFK’s remains to do similar testing.
In the meantime, Cam finds a pregnancy test in the lab bathroom and becomes convinced that Michelle, the teenager she adopted, is pregnant. Turns out though, that is was Angela’s pregnancy test and the whole episode she has to talk with Hodgins about whether or not she wants Wendell’s baby. Hodgins thinks that she will keep it. Because of this, he admits that he is still in love with Angela and that he wants to help her raise the baby. But at the end, Cam reveals that she retested the test and it turns out to be a false positive. So basically nothing good happened…
I was really liking this episode until the end. I like hearing about conspiracy theories (man, was Hodgins in heaven in this episode). And I thought it was an interesting storyline with these mysterious government agents taking over the lab. But in the end, it turned out not to be JFK (most likely) and Angela’s not pregnant. They took away all the good storylines right at the end.
Speaking of Angela’s pregnancy… I actually really kind of liked that storyline, but not the fact that Hodgins was and wanted to be so involved in the decision about whether or not to keep the baby. Shouldn’t that be a conversation to have with Wendell? And I didn’t like that they gave Wendell so little credit, I’m sure he would be a good dad and rise to the occasion. But I would be really interested in seeing Angela as a mother. I think it would add a lot to the show. But my prediction is that this pregnancy “scare” is going to make Angela realize that she really does want to have a baby and will try to get pregnant…but probably with Hodgins, which I don’t know how I feel about.
It was also a really interesting point in the plot to kind of pit Hodgins and Booth against each other. They were both working on the same team, but Booth is very patriotic and refuses to believe that the government would be involved in such a cover up and Hodgins is convinced that that is exactly something that the government would do. Of course it did kind of come off as painting Hodgins as the crazy liberal and Booth as the unreasonable Republican. But, it still made for an intersting part of the plot, even if it did rely of political stereotypes.
And I’d just like to note that the past couple episodes they haven’t been blatantly playing up the Booth/Brennan romantic relationship, but there have been a lot of “knowing looks” from the other characters on the show when they are around each other…which kind of makes me want to gag, but that’s just me.
And one last comment…Booth is related to John Wilkes Booth? Really? A desperate attempt to add another weird layer to Booth?
Bones is back! This week’s episode revolved around the case of a murdered UFO chaser and was full of alien speculation. The storyline outside of the case was mainly about Angela and Wendell. As we saw a while back, Angela and Wendell were starting a relationship, which they have now delved into deeper, yet they are still keeping it a secret…or so they think. But throughout the episode, they have to tell Hodgins about their relationship, which is sufficiently awkwards and makes Hodgins realize that he is still in love with Angela.
Ok, so while I think Angela and Wendell are cute together, I have some major problems with their relationship and the storyline around their relationship. First of all, I think Wendell is too young/immature for Angela. He just seems like this cute little puppy that Angela is playing with. This is most clearly demonstrated in a scene when Angela and Wendell are out to lunch with Hodgins. Hodgins makes coments about how they shouldn’t feel uncomfortable around them and they can hold hands, etc. So Wendell randomly kisses Angela, which she was not prepared for and did not appreciate. I did like that she made the comment that she didn’t like being kissed when it wasn’t about her. I thought that was a good touch.
The second major thing that I have a problem with about this storyline is the way that Sweets talked to Hodgins about it. Hodgins went to Sweets because he needed advice on how to deal with his feelings about Angela and Wendell. Sweets tells Hodgins that it sometimes feels like it’s ok to feel lonely when the object of your grieving is also lonely. So, now that Angela is in a relationship, Hodgins is starting to feel lonely again and grieving over their lost relationship. Ok, this makes sense to some extent. But did everyone just forget that Angela was in a relationship before this…with a woman? So, she wasn’t lonley for a good portion of time between her relationship with Hodgins and her relationship with Wendell. It just seemed to me like they didn’t take Angela’s relationship with the woman (I’m sorry, I don’t remember her name) seriously…like it wasn’t a real relationship, so Hodgins didn’t need to feel upset about it. Why not just address what the real problem is…that she’s in a relationship with Wendell, Hodgin’s friend.
Then there was the representation of people who believe in UFO’s as “crazy,” “idiots,” and “morons.” While I may not believe in UFO’s and I don’t always understand how other people could believe in UFO’s and aliens, I don’t think it’s completely appropriate to use ableist language in describing them. Brennan makes a comment at the end about a man being a moron, “figuratively, not literally,” because “it’s exciting to use insulting colloquialisms even when they aren’t accurate.” This is just basically a round about way of saying that she’s using ableist language and likes it. But Bones doesn’t always have the best track record with ableism and representing disabilities.
Well, anyways, as I hear, we have some “great” (depending on who you are and what you like about the show) situations to look forward to between Booth and Brennan and the rest of the season progresses. If you’ve read any of my other reviews of Bones, you know how I feel about this storyline.
Dollhouse is back this week with the start of the final three episodes of the series and some majro things happened this episode. We learn how Caroline and Bennett (guest star Summer Glau) first met and became friends, Dr. Saunders has come back to the dollhouse (it tunrs out she has been shacking up with Boyd for the last two months), and we learn the identity of the leader of Rossum (this is where the hating of cliffhangers comes in).
As you may have guessed, Summer Glau has reprised her role as DC programmer Bennett, ex-friend of Caroline and love interest of Topher. They need Beennett to reconstruct Caroline’s original personality which has been destroyed. Caroline is, of course, the only person who has seen the leader of Rossum and “lived” to tell the tale, so they need that information to bring Rossum down. Now that Dr. Saunders is back, some things seem to be tense. Then she goes and shoots Bennet after giving a speech about how she is surprised that Topher can love another human being. It is assumed by everyone that Rossum got to her while she was away from the dollhouse.
And that assumption is not surprising when we get to the end of the episode. At the very end of the episode we see the face of the leader of Rossum. There are two men in the room. One we’ve never seen and … Boyd. So if Boyd is not the leader of Rossum (which we can assume that he is), he is at least lying about his involvement with Rossum.
Why does Boyd need Caroline? What is his endgame? Does Dr. Saunders know who he really is? What is her involvement with Rossum? What whill happen when Caroline comes back?
They are obvioulsy building up to the world that we saw in “Epitaph One.” In fact, there was even a scene in this episode that was in “Epitaph One” — the one between Boyd and Dr. Saunders when Boyd is runnng away from the dollhouse, which was nwo know he was not intending to do. And everyone is getting closer to being trapped in the dollhouse. Sierra and Victor have their original personalities. Etc, etc.
One of the major questions that came up throughout the episode was what happens to Echo if she is imprinted with Caroline. I think this is a pretty legitimate quetion especially considering the trajectory of the show. The show has put a lot of effort into creating Echo into a “real” person. We have been forced to question what makes pershonhood and if Echo is a real person even if she started out as Caroline. The show has obviously been telling us, especially in the past coupel episodes, that Echo is in fact a person. So will Caroline be absorbed into Echo’s personalities or will Caroline take over and cease Echo’s existence? I guess we will find out in the next episode. My guess is that Caroline will just be absorbed into Echo.
Oh, and now that Ballard has had his brain rewired and is a doll in order to keep him alive, he doesn’t remember his connection with Echo. He has all the memories but none of the feelings associated with them. I don’t really know if this will be important but it could be.
I really wnat to know what Boyd is up to and if he is really the evil leader of Rossum! This is why I sometimes hate cliffhangers (especially Joss’ cliffhangers)! They just dropped this bomb on us and then we have to wait a whole week to get some sort of answers. But this is just how it works I guess. Joss also has a tendency to build up characters into these people that we like and have a connection with and then rip that away by making them out to be this completely different person who may or may not be evil.
Another night of two hours of Dollhouse. With these two hour episodes, so much happens that it’s hard to write a proper summary, so I am just going to bullet point some main things that happened:
- Victor/Anthony’s contract was up so he was released into the “real world” where he was recruited by a Rossum-run army that needs ex-Actives for their programmable brain. They implant a chip that creates neural radios and mass-group think among all the soldiers. Echo and Sierra/Priya break him out.
- Topher finds a way to rearrange Ballards brain and imprint himself with himself to bring him out of his Alpha-induced coma
- Adelle seems to be running the Dollhouse into the ground and taken to copious amounts of alcohol.
- Echo, Victor, and Sierra are sent to the Attic where they learn that the Attic feeds Rossum’s mainframe — they are turned into human computers. The adenaline that is produced from keeping the people in a constant state of fear increases the processing power.
- Echo finds out that you can escape from the Attic by killing yourself and bringing yourself back to life or being revived on the other side.
- And it all turns out that it was part of Adelle’s evil plan to bring down the Dollhouse/Rossum!
I did like the first episode of this two-parter a little bit more because it wasn’t as Echo-centric — there was a lot of Victor in there. Even sense Echo has become “self-aware” (as they call it) and “more like a person,” I haven’t really liked her as much. I know that sounds weird, but now that she can fully access all of her imprints with no problems, it’s kind of boring. I liked her more when she was having flashes and we weren’t really sure what was going to happen with her.
But one thing that I didn’t like about the episode “Stop-Loss” was the “love can conquer all” theme. Victor/Anthony and Sierra/Priya can remember each other even when they are their “original” selves, when they are programmed as different people, or when they are in their “doll state.” Does anyone else find this weird? Don’t they advertise the technology as being able to wipe everything? But apparently love is on a deeper level. Don’t get me wrong, I like them together…it just doesn’t make sense to me in terms of the previous storylines and continuity with the technology. And I’m just not a big fan of hugely sappy things.
There’s a lot that I don’t get about the Dollhouse universe and technology, but I just completely do not understand the Attic. It was really weird, even for Joss Whedon. And I don’t understand how they can jump from one person’s head and worst fears to anothers. How does that work? I just really didn’t understand what was going on in that part of the show.
And I’m pretty sure meloukhia called it when she said (something along the lines of): “remember on Angel when he had to convince his friends he was evil in order to bring down Wolfram & Hart — that’s what is happening with Adelle.” That’s pretty much exactly what happened in these episodes. Throughout the whole episode(s) we are left to think that Adelle has gone crazy and evil and drunk and doesn’t care what happens to other people at all. But wait, she has a plan to bring down the entire corporation! Dont’ worry, Adelle’s got your backs. And speaking of flashbacks to previous Whedon shows…Echo is starting to remind me a lot of Faith from Buffy/Angel after she turned good again — and not just because they are played by the same actress. They both seem to have the “I’ve done some bad things before, but now I’m going to use my skills for good as a way to repay for my sins” kind of feel to them — in different ways, but it’s still there.
And I really like how this branch of the Dollhouse is being billed as the “Dollhouse that cares.” None of the other Dollhouses care what happens to their Actives when they are in the Dollhouse, let alone when they are released. But if you are lucky enough to get put in this Dollhouse, they will really take care of your and care about what happens to you. It just feels weird that none of the other branches have gone looking for missing ex-Actives (as in the case of Victor/Anthony) or even slightly stood up to the Rossum corporation.
I do have to say that I was a little more impressed this week than I was last week. It had more of a storyline to it. Or maybe I was just in a better mood when I watched it. But I think they are trying too hard to wrap it up into a nice little bow to end with that they are skipping over some important developmental steps — like all of a sudden Topher has morals (earlier in the season) without much of an explanation. I know that the show is ending soon and they want to go out with a bang, but I think they are missing some important steps in getting to that bang with trying to make it look all pretty for Fox.
Speaking of going out with a bang, there are three episodes left of Dollhouse, which will apparently return in three weeks. And I thought Amy Acker as Dr. Saunders/Whiskey was supposed to be in some of the later epsiodes of the season, so I wonder if she’s going to show up in these or they just took that part out after the show got canceled. I hope she comes back because I think she was one of the more interesting characters.
The case this week involved a guy dressed like Santa who robbed a bank with a bomb strapped to his chest and when Booth was about the arrest him outside of the bank, the bomb when off. They later found out that the guy dressed as Santa was forced into the bomb and to rob the bank and it wasn’t actually his fault So no worries, Santa didn’t kill Christmas.
In the meantime, Brennan’s father (where did he come from?) is trying to convince her to spend Christmas with him instead of going to El Salvador, so he invites another family member to spend the holidays with them — Brennan’s 2nd cousin Maggie (played by Emily Deschanel’s real life sister, Zooey Deschanel). Of course we got all the jokes about how they look so much alike they could be sisters. Brennan finally agrees to stay for Christmas and has the whole team over for a Christmas dinner.
I am getting increasily annoyed with how the other characters treat Dr. Brennan. Dr. Brennan doesn’t see the world the same way as a lot of other people, but there’s nothing wrong with that. But a lot of the characters treat her like she’s defective in some way, especially Booth. When Brennan expressed her desire to go to the “Santa’s” funeral so his mother wouldn’t be alone, Booth said, “your heart muscle is bigger than people give you credit for.” This just shows that people don’t understand how Dr. Brennan’s brain works. Then Booth interupts Brennan’s Christmas dinner toast because he thinks she’s doing it wrong. But it was her toast, her house, and her gathering…she should be able to do whatever kind of toast she wants to do.
And while we’re speaking of Booth and Brennan, they’re awkward sexual tension continued throughout this episode in really annoying ways. First, Booth has evidence all over his clothes, so Dr. Brennan has to undress him. I get that that’s how it’s done, but it wasn’t really necessary to the story. I think they just wanted to have Booth running around the lab in his underwear and Dr. Brennan undressing him. And then there was Brennan dropping random lines like “he’s very hard to resist” and “I find him pleasing to look at.”
Ever since I heard that Zooey Deschanel was going to be guest starring, I have been looking forward to this episode. But I have to say, I was really disappointed with her character. She quoted Benjamin Franklin all the time and just every scene with her felt awkward and forced. Which is really a shame because I like her as an actress. I know they wanted to make her similar to Dr. Brennan in that they are both awkward and socially unaware, but it was just weird. I don’t really know how to put it, but it just rubbed me the wrong way.
Overall, I think they’ve had better Christmas episodes.
It’s sectionals time in the Glee world. As already discussed, they are up against the reform school for girls and the deaf school (I’ve already talked about this pretty in depth, so I’m not going to go into it again). But, as we already knew, Sue had leaked the set lists to the competing schools, so they performed the numbers that our glee club was supposed to, leaving them with nothing to perform and an hour to come up with something (these numbers included that reform school girls performing “Proud Mary” in wheelchairs). Of course they pulled it off and won. I mean, were we really expecting them to lose?
In the side stories, Emma takes the kids to sectionals, moving her wedding to Ken back a couple hours. But that’s the last straw for Ken, and he leaves her at the alter. Emma then quits her job at the school because she couldn’t stand to see Will or Ken around the school. Rachel tells Finn about her suspisions about Quinn and Puck (all the secrects seem to be coming out). Terry’s trying to work on her issues and take responsibility for lying about the baby by going to a therapist, but Will doesn’t want to hear any of it. While the kids sing “My Life Would Suck Without You” (I hate that song) to him because he had to miss sectionals, he realizes that he’s in love with Emma and runs after her, where they share a kiss. And the principal finds out that Sue leaked the set lists so fires her from the Cheerios and suspends her from school (does she have a job other than Cheerios coach?).
This episode was filled with all the inspirational crap that the series started off with. I’m sorry, but maybe I’m just too cynical to take that kind of stuff seriously. It was all, “we’re facing difficult odds, but we can pull through” and “we can do this because we have each other” stuff. And there was a line that where they said they could win because “we believe in ourselves and what we’re singing.” I’m sorry, I just can’t handle that kind of mushy stuff, but that’s just me.
And I probably was not as happy as the audience was supposed to be to see Will and Emma get together in the end. We all knew that they were building up to this. And we were supposed to be happy when this happened because they were building Terry up as this evil wife whom Will should have left a long time ago, so it’s ok that he’s in love with another woman. And I don’t really feel their chemistry all the time, so the ending of the show felt a little forced to me. And just so we’re all clear, they are also doing the same thing with Finn and Rachel. They built Quinn up to be a lying girlfriend, so it was ok that Finn was in love with Rachel and now that Finn and Quinn are done, he is free to be with the person he really loves.
And speaking of Emma, I was quite proud of her during this episode (except at the end when she and Will kissed). At sectionals, she stood up to the other glee club’s supervisors. She told them off about the lessons that they were teaching their kids — that the only way they could win was by cheating. And told them that maybe if they would have believed in their kids more, they would have been amazing without cheating. Then later in the episode, she (briefly) didn’t let the men in her life control it anymore. After Ken left her, she realized that she couldn’t put herself through the pain of working at that school anymore, so she quit. And when Will realized that he didn’t want her to leave, she told him that she couldn’t be with him because he just left his wife. But apparently all that changed when he kissed her.
And did they seriously have to have the reform school girls do “Proud Mary” in wheelchairs? It would have been just as an effective of a steal if they had done it without the wheelchairs. I think they were trying to go for funny…that the reform school girls didn’t have anyone in a wheelchair so it was funny that they would do a number in wheelchairs. But it was bad enough when our glee club did it originally, but to have that school steal it and perform the number when there was no one disabled in their choir, I think that was worse.
I was happy for a while when Mercedes stood up for herself because she wanted to perform the ballad instead of Rachel. She did a great performance which even Rachel recognized as good and won that honor. But then the other school performed it, so she gave the ballad back to Rachel, even though Rachel just wanted to find another song for Mercedes to sing. I was happy for a while because it was a minority character who wasn’t just going to blend into the background. But then she gave it up to the white girl again, who already gets all the attention from the show.
Well, Glee is done for the fall. So I guess we’ll have to wait til January (or whenever it comes back on, I’m not really sure) to see how they are going to prepare for regionals. I wonder what kind of drama they are going to create now that Will knows Terry’s not pregnant and Finn knows Puck is the father. Maybe they’ll create drama away from pregnancy and making all women look decietful and petty. I can hope, can’t I?